While doctors and psychologists continue to debate whether or not such a thing as online video game addiction exist, those of us that have been through it continue to chronicle our tales. Anthony Rosner’s short film IRL demonstrates what happens when World of Warcraft becomes your life.
While the movie is a bit tongue-in-cheek in content and presentation, it certainly stirs memories of my time with EverQuest back in the day. That feeling of importance you get when you’re a key player in a top guild is incredibly intoxicating. And relationships? I burned through several in-game girlfriends before finally determining that anyone playing EverQuest as much as I was wasn’t likely a balanced individual.
But that’s a story for another time. This is Anthony’s story. It’s sad enough as it is.